16771 Boones Ferry Rd #100, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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Marandas Sinlapasai Garcia, LLC is one of Portland's premier law firms counseling individuals, families, and businesses with important legal matters.

Helping people and businesses

Marandas Sinlapasai Garcia, LLC is one of Portland's premier law firms counseling individuals, families, and businesses with important legal matters.

Experienced Attorneys That You Can Trust


The dedicated attorneys at Marandas Sinlapasai Garcia, LLC represent individuals, families, and businesses in a variety of immigration law, family law, and litigation matters. We combine our experience, knowledge, and never give up attitude to provide clients with strong legal representation. We work hard to achieve the best outcome possible.

Our firm attorneys gained experience working for non-profit legal service organizations and law firms. The attorneys are actively involved in community organizations and local, state, and national bar organizations.

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(503) 607-0444
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Legal Services

  • Immigration​​​ Law
  • Visas
  • Asylum/Humanitarian (U / T / VAWA)
  • Green Cards
  • Deportation Defense
  • Appeals
  • Naturalization
  • Family Law​​​
  • Divorce, Annulment, Separation
  • Custody and Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates

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John J. Marandas

Mr. Marandas is partner at Marandas Sinlapasai Garcia, LLC in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He represents immigrants in the areas of family and business immigration, naturalization, removal defense and appeals. Mr. Marandas also assists clients with divorce, annulment, custody, parenting time, property/debt, and support matters. Mr. Marandas is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) national Media and Advocacy Committee, and has provided testimony to the Oregon Legislature on bills relating to immigration. Mr. Marandas currently serves on the Oregon State Bar’s Unlawful Practice of Law (UPL) Committee, and recently was appointed to serve as the UPL liaison to the local AILA chapter. He is a past chair of the AILA Oregon, and is a past liaison to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Oregon. Mr. Marandas is also a member of the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section, and serves as a mentor to new lawyers in Oregon. Mr. Marandas received his B.A. from Santa Clara University in 1994 and his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1997.

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Chanpone P. Sinlapasai

Chanpone Sinlapasai is a partner at Marandas Sinlapasai Garcia, LLC. She represents clients regarding general immigration law matters including family base petitions, humanitarian rights relief victims' rights protection, citizenship issues, consular processing, removal defense and appeals. Ms. Sinlapasai focuses her practice in human rights violations and assisting survivors of violent crimes (children who have been abused, abandoned and neglected, domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking). She collaborates with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and advocates to assist our immigrant and refugee community through the criminal, civil, and immigration systems.

Ms. Sinlapasai received her J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, in 2002 and is a member of the Cornelius Honor Society. She earned her B.A. (English & Philosophy), from Santa Clara University, 1998. Ms. Sinlapasai is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in an AILA co-liaison for our National Advocacy. Ms. Sinlapasai is also past-Chair for the Oregon Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs (OCAPIA) and is now currently serving as a commissioner.

Ms. Sinlapasai has been involved with the immigrant and refugee community all of her life in Oregon and California. In addition to her immigration law experience, she has first-hand knowledge of the challenges an individual and family face when coming to a new country, as her family resettled in the United States as refugees from Laos in 1980.

Her volunteer work includes serving as the past president of the board for Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), member of the Oregon Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Immigrant Crime Victim’s Rights Enforcement subcommittee, and a member of committees including the Victims of Crime Act Advisory Committee for the State of Oregon, the DOJ’s Crime Victim’s Right Compliance Project Advisory Committee, and a member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy. In 2019, the Oregon Attorney General appointed Ms. Sinlapasai to be a member of the foreign born anti-human trafficking task force.

Awards and Achievements:

  • Oregon Women's Lawyers Association Roberts and Diez Award
  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) Minoru Yasui Voice of Change Award
  • Oregon Govenor Kate Brown Oregon Woman of Achievement Award
  • The Oregon State Bar President’s Public Service Award
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Service Award
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Gerald H. Robinson Award for Excellence in Advocacy
  • U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Community Leadership Award
  • National Crime Victims Law Institute Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim’s Services Award
  • The Oregon American Immigration Lawyer’s Association(AILA) Pro Bono Award
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Luis M. Garcia

Luis Garcia is a partner at Marandas Sinlapasai Garcia, LLC. At MSG, Luis emphasizes the representation of individuals in removal and deportation proceedings, and provides representation and services in connection with affirmative applications for naturalization, family based immigration, asylum and related relief, and relief for survivors of domestic violence.

Luis received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law and his B.A. from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. Luis is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as ProBono co-liaison. Luis is also a board member of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA). In his spare time, Luis also participates as a volunteer attorney in free naturalization, DACA and Know-Your-Rights workshops.

Luis is fluent in Spanish and as an immigrant from Mexico, understands the many challenges that immigrants and their families face and can provide a unique perspective on complex immigration issues. Luis takes pride in helping families with their immigration matters and his goal is to provide exceptional client-oriented service to all his clients and their families on immigration matters.

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Corina Ubario

Corina Ubario is an associate attorney at Marandas Sinlapasai Garcia, LLC. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine in 2012. She moved to Oregon to attend law school at the University of Oregon and graduated with her J.D. in 2017. Corina has interned for various immigration organizations in California, Washington D.C. and Oregon, such as, The Public Law Center, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Catholic Charities and the Imimigration Court. Corina is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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Caroline Keating

Caroline Keating is an associate attorney at Marandas Sinlapasai Garcia, LLC. Before joining MSG, Ms. Keating was an associate attorney at Kerosky, Purves & Bogue LLP in San Francisco, California. There, she represented immigrants before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) in their asylum, cancellation of removal, and bond redetermination hearings. She also represented immigrants before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in their adjustment of status, naturalization, and affirmative asylum interviews.

Before joining the private sector, Ms. Keating worked for nearly four years at the non-profit Immigration Institute of the Bay Area, where she filed applications for U visas, VAWA self-petitions, DACA, family-based petitions, waivers, consular processing, adjustments of status, extensions of status, and naturalization. She clerked for the Honorable Aida Delgado-Colon of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Ms. Keating earned a B.A. from New York University, a dual M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from the University of Nebraska. She served on the Advisory Council of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Northern California Chapter for 5 years. She is a member of the AILA Oregon Chapter. Ms. Keating is admitted to practice law in Oregon and Nebraska. She is fluent in English and Spanish.